1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

LG 55QNED816QA

LG OLED55C8AUA

SCORE:
92
SCORE:
91

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) QNED Display
  • HDR10, HLG support
  • NanoCell Color Pro
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α9 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG 55QNED816QA to LG OLED55C8AUA to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. LG 55QNED816QA gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

LG 55QNED816QA

LG OLED55C8AUA

DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
92
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
99
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
88
OVERALL
92
DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
86
OTHER FEATURES
82
CONNECTIVITY
91
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
91
 
 

Advantage of LG 55QNED816QA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 55QNED816QA over LG OLED55C8AUA.

LG 55QNED816QA vs LG OLED55C8AUA
AMD Freesync™ Premium vs
VRR vs
HGIG Compatibility vs
More Powerful Picture Processor α7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K vs α9 Intelligent Processor
Filmmaker Mode vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
AI Picture AI Picture Pro vs
Auto Genre Selection SDR/HDR/Dolby HDR vs
Deep Learning AI Picture vs
AI Brightness vs
AI Sound AI Sound Pro (Virtual 5.1.2 Up-mix) vs
Clear Voice Clear Voice Pro vs Clear Voice III
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required) vs
Smart Speaker Compatible vs
LG Smart Speaker vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 5.0 vs 4.2
Apple Airplay Airplay 2 vs
LG TV Plus App vs
Smart ThinQ App vs
HDMI Version 2.1 vs 2.0b
More RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Inputs 2 vs 1
Amazon Echo Compatible vs
AI UX vs
AI Home vs
AI Recommendation Default: off vs
Intelligent Edit vs
Home Dashboard vs
Auto Device Detection vs
Apple HomePod vs
Magic Link Default: off vs
360 VR vs
Mobile TV On vs
Wi-Fi TV On vs
Bluetooth Low Energy On vs
Instant Game Response VRR/ALLM/HGIG vs
Time Machine (DVR) vs
AVI vs
VP8 vs
AC4 vs
EAC3 vs
MP2 vs
More Tuners (SAT) vs

Advantage of LG OLED55C8AUA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG OLED55C8AUA over LG 55QNED816QA.

LG 55QNED816QA vs LG OLED55C8AUA
Backlight Dimming Local Dimming vs Pixel Dimming/Self Lighting Pixel
Color NanoCell Color Pro vs Perfect Color
Dolby Vision vs
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® vs
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 20W vs 4 x 10 W
DTS Digital Surround vs DTS-HD
More USB Inputs 2 vs 3
RS-232C Remote vs 1 (Mini Jack)
OGG vs
RealAudio vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Wide Viewing Angle
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HLG
  4K HFR
  2K HFR
  α7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K
  Dolby Atmos
  Bluetooth Audio Playback
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
WEAKNESSES
  No HDR10+
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No NVidia G-Sync

Selected Features

OLED display on LG OLED55C8AUA

LG OLED55C8AUA has an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. This is a self-emissive display which can completely turn off individual pixels leading to the ideal black levels and better contrast during HDR compared to any LCD displays. This makes them to be the best choice for dark rooms. OLED enables a simpler internal structure than conventional displays. With just a few layers, OLED TVs are very lightweight and thin. OLED displays also have better viewing angles. However, they are not able to achieve such high brightness as modern LCD displays which makes them less suitable in bright rooms.

IPS Panel on LG 55QNED816QA

LG 55QNED816QA has an in-plane switching (IPS) panel. Such panels are not commonly used in LCD TVs as they suffer from light leakage which lead to the lower contrast and poor HDR experience. However, this type of panels can provide better viewing angles and color accuracy compared to the VA panels.

HDR10

LG 55QNED816QA and LG OLED55C8AUA support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision on LG OLED55C8AUA

LG OLED55C8AUA also supports Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - LG 55QNED816QA and here - LG OLED55C8AUA.

BASICS LG 55QNED816QA LG OLED55C8AUA
BrandLGLG
SeriesQNED81C8
Model55QNED816QAOLED55C8AUA
Size55"55"
CountryUKUSA
Release Year20222018
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG 55QNED816QA LG OLED55C8AUA
Display TypeQNEDOLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeIPSWRGB
Backlight DimmingLocal DimmingPixel Dimming/Self Lighting Pixel
ColorNanoCell Color ProPerfect Color
Viewing AngleWide Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO LG 55QNED816QA LG OLED55C8AUA
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™ Premium
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα7 Gen5 AI Processor 4Kα9 Intelligent Processor
UpscalingAI 4K Upscaling4K Upscaling
Black Frame Insertion Motion Pro
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AI Picture AI Picture Pro
Auto Genre Selection SDR/HDR/Dolby HDR
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
AUDIO LG 55QNED816QA LG OLED55C8AUA
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel2.2 Channel
Speaker TypeDown FiringFront Firing with Stand
Down Firing without Stand
Speaker Poer Rating20W4 x 10 W
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD
AI Sound AI Sound Pro (Virtual 5.1.2 Up-mix)
Clear VoiceClear Voice ProClear Voice III
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required)
Bluetooth Audio Playback
LG Sound Sync
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
CONNECTIVITY LG 55QNED816QA LG OLED55C8AUA
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.04.2
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Alexa Built-In Amazon Alexa device sold separately
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.12.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 3) HDMI 2
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK SIMPLINK
USB Inputs23
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs21
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)
DLNA
OTHER LG 55QNED816QA LG OLED55C8AUA
CPU Cores44
Operating SystemwebOSwebOS
Internet Browser Full Web Browser Full Web Browser
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) 8 days
Application Store LG Content Store LG Content Store
LG AI ThinQ®
Speech to Text
LG Voice Search
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Auto Device Detection
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)
Gallery Mode
Multi-view
DIAL
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response VRR/ALLM/HGIG
Screen Share
Time Shift
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
VIDEO FORMATS LG 55QNED816QA LG OLED55C8AUA
3GPP
AV1 4K@60p, 10bit
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9 4K@60p, 10bit
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS LG 55QNED816QA LG OLED55C8AUA
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG 55QNED816QA LG OLED55C8AUA
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG 55QNED816QA LG OLED55C8AUA
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM LNTSC-M
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2ATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-CClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL LG 55QNED816QA LG OLED55C8AUA
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 HzAC 120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)82 W (129 W during HDR)180 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 716 x 44.2 mm48.3" x 27.8" x 1.8"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 781 x 271 mm48.3" x 29.8" x 9.1"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1360 x 810 x 187 mm53.0" x 31.9" x 8.1"
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm300 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand16.3 kg35.9 lbs
Weight With Stand17.9 kg42.1 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)22.5 kg53.8 lbs
ACCESSORIES LG 55QNED816QA LG OLED55C8AUA
RemoteMagic Remote Control With Magic TapMagic Remote Control - AN-MR18BA.AUS
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

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